Wow, Love the responses....
First of all MacI, I did say that the statement USUALLY comes from ones who fear some sort of demonic forces, wasn't implying that you definitely do or not, and if you don't then good. MacI, I'm certainly not trying to run you off either, wouldn't make sense. I'm sure you have something to offer, reasoning is learning, if you put something out there and I rebut it's not meant to make you shut up, bring something back I'm not a stone wall, quite the opposite. Tell me what you really think witchcraft is. I'm totally open to conversation. Selam to you I
Yes Ancient Lion, aka Lij Ambessa....Those who took refuge in Ethiopia weren't just a pack of zealous Muslims they were Muhammed's close family members who were fleeing the Arabian peninsula because those around them weren't open to the word Muhammed was delivering, they were being persecuted by those who are now the Muslim majority of this world. This had nothing to do with converting the Ethiopians, who sheltered and fed these Muslims. These Ethiopians who not only followed very Christly precepts, and by doing so have been forever honored by Muslim scripts for following their Christian ways, I see love here without the subplot to convert. The Muslim Christian battles which took place in Ethiopia, Much later, are the result of political, and land control, and I really don't see one side as being more right than the other, blood was on both their hands. The words HOLY WAR are used to mask political agendas and suck the masses into following the side they are religiously connected to. The fact that Muslims don't see Christ as the messiah is strange to the I same way your belief is strange to them as they wish to only praise Allah, who is by the way the same Father that Christ is leading you to.
Ras Kebre AB...ABat...A Blessing in word sound, give thanks,
I overstand your point on misinterpretation, it's the same reason why the world is in the state that it is today. So I could have said all RIGHTEOUS roads lead to I, sure, I guess I assumed nobody would read a negative into that, but you never know, so point well taken. The Bible and Qu'ran are books passed through the ages that have seen much tampering, that said, In all common sense one should be able to discern the good from the bad. If the Qu'ran is advocating the beating of a disobediant woman (please site that if possible), well the Bible has plenty of male superiority going on as well should one choose to interpret that way, plenty negative things going on in the Bible, and while reading anything one must give time to contemplate meanings, I'm very wary of taking anything at face value. People always have the choice to choose good from bad, so if one isn't separating the people from the ideology(which may be good or bad as well) then they are already playing with fire.
And yes, Lij Yasu, what can we say for him. The man saw his position jeopardized by the existence of His Majesty and Zawditu so he choose to set himself apart, of course he still needed military support so he allied himself with the Muslims, who were still heated after the beating they got from Menelik II. Lij Yasu was directly challenging the entire royal family and the future of Ethiopia's Christian Legacy, the man left His Majesty with no choice at all. Personally I think the man was suffering from mental illness, but it should be noted that Ethiopia's Muslim population were always skeptical of Lij Yasu, and he was always putting on a show for them as to keep them as allies. I never heard of any great outrage from the Ethiopian Muslims after Lij Yasu was deposed, and I'm sure His Majesty found no joy in battling the man.
As for the "Last prophet of God," well if they, the Muslims, see Muhammed as such, and all the teaching they need is in the Qu'ran, then why should they not have it so? Are you concerned with the person of Christ or the teaching which you can apply to yourself? Another man's title is not going to separate you from the creator. If it is by Christ's name alone that we enter the gates, could the name not be an analogy for all that the name stands for?
Give thanks to all the I's for the food!